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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra debuts new resident conductor

Adam Johnson is bringing his youthful outlook to the Jack Singer tonight for his first performance as the resident conductor for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Adam Johnson steps up to the podium for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Adam Johnson is bringing his youthful outlook to the Jack Singer tonight for his debut as conductor. 1:51

Tonight marks the start of another season for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO).

At the helm is a young man who spent his northern Alberta adolescence enjoying the music of Nirvana rather than Tchaikovsky.

  • CBC's Terri Trembath introduces us to CPO's new resident conductor in the video above.